About Method Companies

Based in Philadelphia, Method Co. is an innovator and leader in the development and operation of hospitality projects around the country. Method owns and operates multiple hospitality businesses such as ROOST Apartment Hotel, Whyle Fully Furnished Short-Term Apartments, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Restaurant and Hotel, and HIROKI Omakase Restaurant. Method operates with hospitality in mind and customer satisfaction as our goal utilizing a hands-on, detail-oriented philosophy. Method’s projects have been featured in national, regional, trade and local press including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, dwell, Monocle, USA Today and more.

Executive Team

Randall T. Cook

CEO / Co-Founder

Randall co-founded Method Co. in 2012 to create singular, authentic hotels, apartment hotels, and restaurants throughout the United States. Under his vision and leadership, the firm has delivered a number of award-winning hospitality projects including ROOST, the high-design apartment hotel concept and Wm. Mulherin’s Son’s, the urban Italian restaurant and hotel. From a very early age Randy was interested in real estate. By combining his passions for unique buildings, placemaking, and urban regeneration, he quickly realized that Method could create a lot of value by seamlessly integrating hospitality operations with quality real estate investments. The result: iconic destinations that are lasting and special.

David Grasso

President / Co-Founder

David is a nationally respected executive in real estate development and management. Capitalizing on his passion for creativity and his entrepreneurial approach to business, he has established himself as a visionary leader who has transformed his regional real estate firm into a full- service commercial development company. As Method Co. co-founder, David is responsible for strategic planning and the execution of all real estate acquisition and development activities of the company. In this capacity, he originates new projects, arranges equity and debt financing, overseeing construction and regulatory approvals.

Daniel Olsovsky

Creative Director

On each unique project, Mr. Olsovsky oversees a holistic interior and creative process— conceptualizing and executing the visionary goals of operating teams, investment stakeholders, and development partners. Most notably, though proprietary branding and placemaking, Daniel has played a critical role in the ideation and ultimate success of the award-winning ROOST Apartment Hotel brand, Whyle, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons, and HIROKI. The true differentiation in all Method projects comes from Daniel’s ethos of quality and extreme attention to detail. Prior to joining Method, Daniel was a Director and Brand Strategist leading development for both reinvigorated global brands and national advertising campaigns. Daniel trained in Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and studied at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Art History + Design.

Our Team

David Tallarida

Executive VP of Finance and Accounting

David Tallarida is the Executive Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Method Co. David is responsible for managing all day-to-day finance and accounting functions including: internal and external reporting, financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting, cash and debt management, audit and tax, investor and lender relations.

Prior to joining the Method Co. team, David spent six years in public accounting where he performed audit, accounting and tax services with a concentration on real estate partnerships, both residential and commercial. David earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from La Salle University.

Daniel Cruz

Executive VP of Operations

Daniel Cruz is the Executive Vice President of Operations and for Method Co. Daniel was an integral leader with launching the ROOST Apartment Hotel brand in Philadelphia. He oversees all day to day operations of Method Residential projects. This includes interviewing and approving all hiring decisions, overseeing all operational policies and procedures, preparing the operating budgets, overseeing pricing/rates, cultivating strategic customer accounts, and overseeing the sales operations.

Ross Richardson

Director of Operations

Ross joined Method Co in 2016 and was instrumental in establishing the accounting practices, financial reporting, and operating procedures for Method Co’s food and beverage programs. As Director of Operations Ross oversees Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Restaurant & Hotel and HIROKI and contributes to in-development projects and new restaurant openings. Prior to working at Method Co, Ross worked for Philadelphia based restaurant group Starr Restaurant Organization.

Amy Yaskowski

Director of Projects

As Director of Projects at Method, Amy oversees the execution of the visionary goals of operating teams, investment stakeholders, and development partners. Amy began her career as a licensed Landscape Architect, managing the design & construction administration of major site development projects throughout the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Method, Amy was an integral member of the development team overseeing the 300-acre redevelopment of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Amy holds a Master of Business Administration from McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.

Paul Lynch

VP of Finance and Accounting

Nicole Robertson

Director of Investments

Nicole lends critical depth in support of Method’s existing mission as well as its property portfolio expansion. She is a primary, analytical team member responsible for sourcing, analyzing, and underwriting new opportunities. She is involved in the creation of the company’s strategic growth plan and is also responsible for all aspects of financial analysis as it pertains to Method’s development pipeline. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees from Georgetown University.

Sadie Comito

Director of Creative Services

Sadie has been with Method Co. since 2018 and has been an asset to our creative and design team. With over 10 years of experience in graphic design with a focus on digital design and development management, Sadie has spearheaded the digital footprint of Method Co. and its many brands.

Jodi Lutz

Director of Human Resources

Jodi Lutz is the Director of Human Resources and Senior Payroll Manager at Method Co. She resides in Langhorne, Pennsylvania with her family and enjoys tennis, being outdoors and playing with her three young children. She received her undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s degree in Business Administration at Lasalle University. Jodi hopes to expand Methods Co’s diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as be a positive influence and resource for all team members. Jodi looks forward to her future with Method Co and hopes to bring passion and commitment to the Method Co brand and community.

Christine Fitzpatrick

Design Coordinator

Christine holistically considers a project from concept to operations when collaborating on a Method project. When influencing the look and feel of a new development, considering furniture and specifying Touch Points—art, vintage rugs, plants, books—Christine seeks honest materials. Working with property operation teams to ensure Method’s brand standards are met, informs a unique perspective when developing a Hospitality project.

Prior to Method, Christine enjoyed 15 years collaborating with residential clients to create meaningful spaces. Clients sought her instinct to juxtapose the ordinary and the sublime.

Other than design, Christine’s passions are skiing, mountain biking, hiking or just about anything that gets her playing in the woods.

Jason Gitlitz

Architectural Designer

Jason approaches each new project as an opportunity to create a bespoke environment that advances human, operational and business objectives. He enjoys rendering and he thrives on developing high efficiency space plans that maximize square footage while artfully balancing function and aesthetics. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with family, friends and his Goldendoodle, Leo. He grew up in Charlotte, NC and spent his last seven years in DC before moving to Philly.

Jack McCabe

VP of Strategy

As Vice President of Strategy for Method Jack McCabe oversees the revenue management, distribution, analytics and tactical marketing for ROOST. Jack joined Method in 2019.

Prior to joining Method, Mr. McCabe spent over seven years with AKA, an international owner/operator of furnished apartments. He was the Director of Revenue Management for AKA and oversaw distribution and revenue management for the entire portfolio.

Heather Szumowski

Senior Accountant

Heather started with Method Co. in the Fall of 2019 as a Senior Accountant. Her previous experience as an auditor at one of the big four accounting firms, along with her CPA credentials, has brought an essential perspective on internal controls, accounting regulations, and compliance as we continue to expand into several new markets.

Anaya Williams

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Thomas Murray

Senior Accountant

Steve Nonnemaker

Director of Construction

Jim Burke

Culinary Director

Collaborations

Morris Adjmi

Morris Adjmi Architects

Morris Adjmi Architects (MA) interprets the forces that shape our cities to design buildings that are both contextual and contemporary. The firm’s team of architects and interior designers is guided by a shared belief that timeless ideas about beauty and harmony can be integrated into the modern built environment, but the expression of those ideas must reflect the way we live today. MA’s collaborative, research-based approach has helped establish the firm as a leader in the revitalization of post-industrial neighborhoods and historic districts with commercial, residential, and cultural projects that are imbued with a distinct sense of place and purpose.

Morris Adjmi established MA in 1997 following a 13-year collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Aldo Rossi. On that strong foundation, he built a practice inspired by the arts and by new technologies that is recognized for its thoughtful engagement with context, creative use of materials, and sophisticated designs.

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Richard Stokes

Stokes Architecture + Design

Unlike many firms, Stokes Architecture + Design takes a humanistic approach to each project. The nature of their work is very experiential, so they stay open, engaged and nimble. That way, they’re able build what individually suits a space or place. Some firms are out to build their vision, but hoteliers and restaurateurs go to Stokes Architecture to build something together. Their team pushes the creativity and holds onto their passion for the details while maintaining an open and engaged dialogue with their clients.

Featured Collaboration Projects:

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Conde Nast Traveler

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Contact

Location

1523 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Business Inquiries

business@methodco.com

Press Inquiries

press@methodco.com

Career Inquiries

careers@methodco.com